Recovery of Rent Arrears from an Ex-Tenant


Recovery of Rent Arrears from an Ex-Tenant

Collecting unpaid rent from a former tenant

It’s a landlord’s worst nightmare: a former tenant absconds from a property without having paid everything owed. It can be extremely tricky to reclaim this debt without the assistance of a solicitor. Often the ex-tenants will find excuses to delay payment; will ignore calls and letters, or disappear altogether.

Blackstone Solicitors specialise in rent arrears case’ armed with the legal expertise needed to ensure a fair outcome for landlords. You shouldn’t have to experience stressful cash flow problems just because a tenant won’t pay its debts, which is why we aim to resolve such disputes promptly and effectively.

Rent arrears recovery doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when you have debt recovery solicitors to help. We have won cases both inside and outside of court for landlords – even where it repossessing a property to recover the rent owed.

Here’s what you can expect during the process:

Old tenants in new places

In many instances, a tenant can simply change their contact details, hoping the landlord gives up chasing payments. Collecting unpaid rent therefore often involves discovering where the former tenant is now situated.

Our solicitors are adept at locating and communicating with ex tenants who owe rent.

What will I need to do during the rent recovery process?

Blackstone Solicitors will perform the vast majority of work during the rent recovery process. We understand that chasing money can be exhausting and stressful, which is why we take appropriate steps to alleviate the burden.

All we need from you are copies of:

  • Property ownership documents
  • Details about the tenant
  • The tenancy contract
  • Evidence that you did not receive the money you are attempting to claim back
  • Evidence that the tenant left your property within the last six years.

Once we have the necessary information, we will pursue the case on your behalf, getting in touch to update you on developments as much or as little as you’d like us to.

How can we help you?

We are committed to speedy resolutions, so if you are happy with all the necessary arrangements and fees, our solicitors will get to work on reclaiming your debt right away and aim to get your money back in a matter of weeks.

Our solicitors are equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to support you in your bid to recover unpaid rent from ex tenants.

We offer debt recovery services for landlords and letting agents of all sizes. Our North West office is built to support anyone based in the Cheshire and Greater Manchester regions as well as Nationwide.

Call our solicitors today on 0161 929 0121 or send your message to or allow us to contact you by completing our online contact form. We can help you obtain the money you’re entitled to and ensure a fair outcome.

Litigation Disputes

General litigation disputes can come in many forms. The team at Blackstone is able to help in any such instance, drawing upon our wealth of experience in these areas to provide the guidance you require.

Litigation disputes can include:

  • Professional negligence
  • Debt recovery
  • Partnership disputes
  • Contract claims
  • Contentious probate claims
  • Nuisance claims

However, it is important to note that any situation where you are in dispute with another party can give rise to litigation. This is why seeking legal help to ensure you approach disputes in the correct way is so essential – you need to give yourself the best chance of sorting out the matter as quickly and effectively as possible.

Find out how you can benefit from our tenacious and forthright approach today by getting in touch with the team. Doing so is easy, simply give us a call on 0161 929 0121


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